RBS appoints new Head of M&A in Germany

RBS appoints new Head of M&A in Germany

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) has appointed Stefan Meine as Head of Corporate Finance for Germany, Austria and Switzerland who will be responsible for the Bank's Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity within these countries.

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14 April 2011

Based in Frankfurt, Mr Meine will report to Ingrid Hengster, RBS Country Executive Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia and John McIntyre, Head of Corporate Finance, EMEA. Mr Meine will be a member of the RBS Management Team for GAS and CEE countries and succeeds Georg Helg.

"Mr Meine is a very experienced M&A professional who has played an important role in growing our German M&A franchise", says Dr Hengster. "He and his team have many times proven our capabilities to successfully advise our clients on large and complex transactions, and we are very pleased with the quality of the deal pipeline the team has and is currently working on."

In the first quarter of 2011, the RBS team, led by Mr Meine, advised French GDF SUEZ on the announced acquisition of German underground gas storages from Shell and ExxonMobil. Furthermore, RBS supported RWE in the joint sale with Vattenfall of Rostock based coal power plant to RheinEnergie. In 2010, the RBS team also advised VEM/Merckle on the EUR 3.6bln sale of Ratiopharm to Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva - last year's largest M&A deal involving a German target.

Mr Meine adds: "Our recent transactions highlight our particular expertise in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors. However, M&A activity is also picking up momentum in other industries, where we also strive to support our clients in the implementation of their strategic agenda."

Mr Meine joined RBS through ABN AMRO in 2001, which was later acquired by RBS in 2007. He has also held positions with BHF-Bank and ING Barings.

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